On May 28, 2020, The espnW Summit returns to NYC for its second year. Our one-day event extends the impact and inspiration of The espnW: Women + Sports Summit to the east coast, creating a distinctive forum for driving dialogue and change in the women + sports space.

With the city as our backdrop, The Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together professional athletes, thought-leaders, and agents of change across sports, business, and culture.

Join us for a full day of panels, conversations, and activities that will leave you inspired, refreshed, and ready to take action!
Sarah Spain - Host
espnW columnist, ESPN reporter and Radio host
Julie Foudy
espnW writer, ESPN commentator, World Cup soccer champion & Olympic gold medalist

Speakers are subject to change.


NOTE: The 2020 Summit NYC
agenda will be available in April
Wednesday, May 8
7:30 - 8:15am
Brooklyn Bridge Park workout (optional)
9:00 - 10:00am
Refresh & Registration
9:15 - 9:45am
Book Signing
Kate Parker / Strong is the New Pretty
10:00 - 10:15am
Sarah Spain
10:15 - 11:00am
The Team That Changed It All: The World Cup Champion '99ers.

World Cup Soccer Champions: Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly & Briana Scurry

with Sarah Spain

11:00 - 11:40am
Show Me the Money? Equal Pay, Equal Treatment, Equal Respect.
Becca Roux / Executive Director, U.S. Women's National Team Player Association
and Kendall Coyne Schofield / USA Women's Hockey & Professional Hockey Player
with Alison Overholt 
11:40 - 12:00pm
W Power Talks: 10-minute focused talks by industry leaders; introductions by Chiney Ogwumike
Elie Donahue - Vice President, Marketing, Rothy’s
Kate Parker - author & photographer - Strong is the New Pretty
12:00 - 12:30pm
Book Signing
Jessica Mendoza / There's No Base Like Home
12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch of Champions
1:00 - 1:40pm
espnW Keynote Interview
Jessica Mendoza / ESPN MLB Analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist with Mina Kimes 
1:40 - 2:15pm
espnW Keynote Conversation: The Power of Entertaining Women
Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Oscar and Grammy award-winning songwriter with Sarah Spain
2:15 - 2:45pm
"Laughter Permitted"
Allyson Felix / Olympic gold medalist, World Champion sprinter with Julie Foudy
2:45 - 3:15pm
Women at the Helm: Ownership and the Front Office
Sheila C. Johnson / Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Co-owner of the Washington Mystics, Wizards & Capitals and Jean Afterman / NY Yankees, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager with Mina Kimes
3:20 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:20pm
Refresh and Movement Break
4:30 - 5:00pm
Higher. Further. Faster. The Women of Captain Marvel.
Kelly Sue DeConnick / Captain Marvel comic book author and Mary Livanos / Director, Production & Development at Marvel Studios with Sarah Spain
5:00 - 5:30pm
Disrupt the Game
Allison Galer / Founder, Disrupt the Game agency and Chiney Ogwumike / ESPN Commentator, WNBA All-Star & WNBPA Vice President with Jessica Mendoza
5:30 - 5:45pm
Closing Remarks
Laura Gentile & Sarah Spain
6:00 - 7:00pm


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan.


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: Registration opens at 8:30am; Event program runs from 10am – 5:30pm followed by a reception from 5:30 - 6:30pm.

Registration Fee: Registration is $795 and includes all programming, activities, meals, and the post-event reception. If you are a student or non-profit organization, email us at [email protected] for a discounted rate.

Transportation/Parking: We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation, taxis or other car services. Transportation to AND from the event is not provided. 

Attire: The espnW Summit NYC is casual. Dress comfortably!
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